After a brisk run-through of key terms - they include scansion , rhyme, caesura, verse - he proceeds to a series of Shakespearean speeches for analysis, which form the main section here.
The rest of the line follows the regular scansion, but this departure from the formal scansion at the start of the line contributes to its extraordinary power and helps to make it so memorable.
Very few children, for example, are now familiar with nursery rhymes, which not only fuel the imagination but form an introduction to scansion , rhythm and interesting vocabulary.
It is a commentary on our times, that to us it seems if not odd, then certainly unexpected that a warrior and statesman should devote his attention to intricate questions of scansion and metrics.
But I'm not sure that I take your point about the equivalence of Japanese and English syllables in scansion .
I took the liberty of fiddling with the scansion in Lines 3 and 7.
Some of the entries failed to make the grade because their authors apparently didn't understand the scansion required.
Where others would use more flowery language to remain within the rhyming scheme and scansion they have set up, he can find simple ways to do it, so it doesn't become contorted.
the verse defies easy scansion